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Recent Obits: Hulse, Abry

Virgil H. Hulse, 83, Fairbury, passed away at 4:06pm, Sunday, June 24, 2018 at OSF St. Joseph Medical Center, Normal.

Funeral service will be held at 11am, Thursday, June 28, 2018 at Trinity Lutheran Church, Fairbury with Pastor Tom Krieger officiating. Cremation rites will be accorded following the service with a private family inurnment at a later date in Graceland Cemetery, Fairbury.

Visitation will be from 4-7pm, Wednesday, June 27, 2018 at Duffy-Pils Memorial Home, Fairbury. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be directed to Trinity Lutheran Church or Dominy Memorial Library, both of Fairbury.

Virgil was born September 28, 1934, the son of George H. and Frieda Hopman Hulse in Rural Iroquois County, IL. He married Shirley McDermott on April 10, 1955 in Newman, IL. She survives in Fairbury.

Also surviving are two daughters, Deborah (Norm) Lopez and Linda (George) Guminski both of Normal; one son, David (Donna Hustedt) Hulse of Paxton; one sister, Evelyn Johnson of Danforth; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Loretta Crabtree.

Virgil was a graduate of Cissna Park High School and attended two years at Illinois Commercial College, Champaign where he met the love of his life. He was employed as an accountant at Central Soya in Gibson City, Honegger’s, Inc. in Fairbury, and later worked at Citizens Savings Bank in Fairbury.

Aiden Joseph Abry, of Odell, passed away Friday, June 22, 2018 at 9:37 p.m. at BroMenn Medical Center in Normal, IL.

A private family service will be held at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Pontiac, IL with Father David Sabel officiating.

Duffy-Baier-Snedecor Funeral Home, Pontiac, is in charge of arrangements.

Aiden was born June 22, 2018 in Normal, IL to Andrew Joseph and Hannah Marie (Warren) Abry. Both survive in Odell, IL.

Also surviving are his maternal grandparents, Pam and Dale Warren of Paris, IL; paternal grandmother, Michele (Doug) Jones of Pontiac, IL; maternal great-grandparents, Charles and June Warren of Mahomet, IL; paternal great-grandfather, Charles Muir of Pontiac, IL; and sister, Lily M. Abry of Odell, IL.

He was preceded in death by one sibling, Sawyer L. Abry; grandfather, David Abry; maternal great-grandparents, Ralph & Helen Squire; paternal great-grandparents, JoAnn Muir, and Leo and Jean Abry.

Memorials may be made to the Livingston County Humane Society, 21179 E 1358 N Rd, Pontiac, IL 61764.

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